Otavalo and its surroundings have
La plaza de los
located between Modesto Jaramillo & Salinas and Sucre & Quiroga - a
few blocks away from the Bus Terminal.
Make sure to use your business skills, as in
other country, here too you can get merchandise for about 20 to 30
percent lower than the offered price.
Buy everything you can - you'll be glad you
San Antonio de Ibarra
- about 20 minutes North of
Hand carved sculptures
A lot of the products sold here are made
by people from nearby villages - Tanguarin, Santo Domingo & Vella
Vista. These places have a number of excellent artists.
San Pablo - very near the city of
Cuicocha - near Cotacachi
Yaguarcocha - near the city of Ibarra.
Indigenous Villages near Otavalo
Other places of Interest are:
Cotacachi - where you will find all
sorts of leather goods.
El Chota - a very hot place indeed. A number of the
football players in the Ecuadorian team came from this area.
La Esperanza - South of Ibarra- beautiful vistas. It
gets quite cold at night.
Celebrations / Fiestas
Be sure to be there at this time, you will
have a great time. Drink for me - Don't drive.
YAMOR - September 1 to the 18th.
San Luis Obispo - August 15 to the
Sanjuanes - June 24 to the 29th.
Los Corazas - August 19th
While in Otavalo you may also visit the church
"El Jordan," relax at el "Parque Central" (Central Park) or get some
literature at the Archaeology Museum - "Museo Arqueologico de Otavalo"
HAVE FUN! :-)